The sickening message appears to have been posted by a fan claiming to be a chelsea headhunter on a west ham fans forum. Trouble flares at upton park, london, as fighting on the terraces and crowd invasion of the field caused a 19 minute stoppage of play in the match between west ham and manchester united. Following the deadly climax of green street hooligans, several members of the west ham firm and numerous members of millwall end up in jail. It is an approach that has thrilled millions since the east london club was formed in 1900, five years after the inception of our forerunners, thames ironworks. West ham and manchester united fans fight on the terraces flashback to october 25, 1975. Please email with any questions i ship internationally from rayleigh. Man is stabbed as west ham and millwall fans brawl outside. The story of west ham uniteds greatestever season mainstream sport.
The rivalry between millwall and west ham united is one of the longeststanding and most bitter in english football. We then equalised and were the only three to jump up, cheering. He details the confrontations with many of the leading gangs of the 1980s and 1990s, from west ham and chelsea to. It has been penned by reformed west ham hooligan cass pennant. Hooliganism in england has been all but stamped out. Cass pennant is the most well known figure to evolve from west hams firm writing many books and being the subject of his own movie in the film cass. During the 1970s and 1980s the main era for organised footballrelated violence west ham gained further notoriety for the levels of hooliganism in their fan base and antagonistic behaviour. The two teams, then known as millwall athletic and thames ironworks, both originated in the east end of london, and were located under three miles apart.
News uk home news intercity days remember the 1970s and 1980s, when hooligans stalked every football match and west ham s intercity firm were worst of all. West ham fans named the worst hooligans on british trains. You icf west ham firm ss are gonna get what youve had coming for years a right good shoeing. Were coming for you infamous chelsea firm called out. Free delivery on book orders dispatched by amazon over. West ham facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Cass pennant is the most well known figure to evolve from west ham s firm, writing many books and being the subject.
A whos who of hooligans when asked today what a football hooligan is, many sports fans especially those under the age of 50 and living outside of europe may scratch their heads and admit that, despite having heard the term before, they are not exactly sure what it means. Documentary which examines the motivation behind the organisation of football violence by groups such as west ham s intercity firm, who often travel by first class ticket. West ham is supported by one of britains notorious hooligan firms. United football hooligan colin blaneys book undesirables and contributed a short piece about manchester uniteds rivalry with west ham. The 50 london hooligans hired a coach and travelled 115 miles to spark a mass brawl before cardiffs cocacola cup tie on tuesday night. West ham united little book of by graham betts har. Cass pennant is a wellknown west ham hooligan who has. A history of hooliganism in the trouble spots of europe. This west ham history book is the perfect gift for any hammers fan, on any day of the year. It was a period defined by illdiscipline in the west ham ranks and allen was never far away from a yellow card or. The first game i saw trouble was at west ham, which was an absolutely terrifying place in those days. Among the thugs by bill buford goodreads share book. Jul 03, 2017 west ham fans have been named the worst hooligans on british trains across all premier league teams during the 20152016 season. All four had blades, but i didnt care i was going to rip them apart with my bare.
It questions the members of the icf about their motives and attitudes. How i went from innocent bystander to football hooligan. True life story of one of west hams hooligan topboys of the icf. West ham united football picture book historic newspapers. One individual who epitomises this trend is niall slattery a reformed football hooligan who was part of west ham s. Cass pennants story is remarkable given the level of racism that was prevalent during the 1970s and 80s in britain. Carlton leach, formerly a member of west hams icf, is one of a number of former hooligans who agreed to be photographed by simon hasent. The supporters of the moscow teams cska and spartak, the most brutal football supporters in russia. Mar 03, 2016 in 2009, hooligans participated in a riot at a football league cup match between west ham united and millwall. Though it has a seemingly innocent name music hall, the members of them are highly fighters. One member of the herd says, he was offered coin to do a book, but to make it a great book you have to name names, and he wasnt a grass. The name came from the use of intercity trains to travel to away games. Well according to the book that was icf not millwall 200 west ham take on and. The untold story of west ham uniteds greatest ever season.
In 2016 the club founded in 1895 for staff at the thames ironworks shipbuilding yard will relocate to the olympic stadium, site of the 2012 london games. In 1919 west ham were elected to division two when the league was expanded after world war one. When leaving the ground, our ears were assaulted by language that you wouldnt normally hear on a building site. West ham books for sale in uk 62 used west ham books. He details the confrontations with many of the leading gangs of the 1980s and 1990s, from west ham and chelsea to birmingham, leeds, cardiff, liverpool and manchester. The claret and blue book of west ham united is packed with fascinating facts, figures, trivia. The autobiography of englands most infamous football hooligan by jason.
It chronicles the derby from its inception, declaring it to be one the most feared matches in world football. West ham fans have been named the worst hooligans on british trains across all premier league teams during the 20152016 season. West ham united rightly have a proud tradition in english football for playing entertaining, attacking football. Congratulations you have just met the icf cass pennant. Bill gardner born 29 january 1954 is an english football supporter, former football hooligan and coauthor of books on football hooliganism born in hornchurch, essex, gardner came to prominence in the 1970s as a supporter of west ham united and as a leader of their firm, the i. Football and violence go way back at least seven centuries back.
West ham did a little tour in germany last year and i went with what i suppose the tabloids would call a bunch of hooligans one of em did get attacked. Mar 12, 2017 fa cuptottenham millwall ambiance before the game 12032017 credit. Personalised west ham united football books inspired gifts. Bill was purely a west ham man who had no time for wasters. The origins of west ham s links with organised footballrelated violence starts in the 1960s with the establishment of the mile end mob named after a particularly tough area of the east end of london. From the 1970s, many organised hooligan firms were created across the uk, with most football league clubs having at least one known organised hooligan element. Youve hid behind your lies and youre cockney wide boy films and books but anyone who was there know. The crew by dougie brimson, among the thugs by bill buford, top dog by dougie brimson, skagboys by irvine welsh, and. Outside the gates at any west ham match youll find lifelong hammers fan and editor joe england flogging his literary. A decade after his death, a mystique still surrounds him. Millwall played local rivals west ham united away at upton park on 17.
Allen has described himself as a destructive player and formed an usually, for west ham, tough tackling midfield partnership with peter butler. Pennant who stands 65 195 cm, was a member, and leader, of the inter city firm icf associated with the english football club, west ham united in the 1970s. West ham retain their connection to the older club through their badge a pair of crossed riveting hammers and their nickname the hammers. West ham united football books, dvds and merchandise. This personalised west ham book is the ideal keepsake for an iron. West ham united has enjoyed several highlights in the league over more recent years, winning promotion to the premiership such as in 1993 and 2005 and surviving nailbiting relegation battles. Jan 12, 2016 joe england signing copies of push at little acorns book store in derry. Aug 03, 2000 buy the essential history of west ham united fc. The complete story from 1895 2000 first edition by blows, kirk, hogg, tony isbn. Born in hornchurch, essex, gardner came to prominence in the 1970s as a supporter of west ham united and as a leader of their firm, the i. For the first time ever, all the aces of the west ham firm reveal their memories and thoughts about.
Newspaper article the evening standard london, england a west ham hooligan who came good. The inter city firm icf is an english football hooligan firm mainly active in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, associated with west ham united. The gse quickly discover the brutality of life on the inside, as they are constant targets of the superior numbers and betterfinanced millwall crew. Cass pennants story is remarkable given the level of racism that was prevalent during. Of the footsoldier, which follows the life of carlton leach and his rise up the criminal underworld beginning with west ham s hooligan element. Exclusive interviews with explayers on what playing for the hammers was really like a collection of very candid, and often hardhitting, exclusive interviews with many of the biggest names in west ham uniteds history, who reveal the extraordinary highs and lows of their time at.
Cass pennants story is remarkable given the level of racism that was prevalent during the 1970s, 1980s and early 90s in britain. You can be sure he was not referring to the possibility of sir geoff hurst west ham s world cup 1966 idol returning to the team, but the old guard of west ham s hooligan element who, like dave. Tottenham millwall cortege and trouble before the game. The clash was preplanned and announced on internet message boards and one man received multiple stab wounds, bystanders received multiple injuries, and the pitch was intruded on several times in the game. And those are just the ones that got media attention. What is the first recorded incident of football violence or hooliganism. It gives the views of leicester university sociologists who have for five years studied the social roots of football. Feb 04, 2015 hooliganism in england has been all but stamped out. A history of englands hooligan army 1st by cass pennant, andy nicholls isbn. Former football hooligans pictured in striking images by. A west ham united gift book can be an inspired present for a fan of the hammers. We went in with the millwall fans cos he bought the tickets. The new club took over ironworks place in the southern league and steadily built a reputation.
Jul 19, 20 films such as alan clarkes the firm, which follows the leader of the icf in a brutal look at football violence and urban frustration, and rise of the footsoldier, which follows the life of carlton leach and his rise up the criminal underworld beginning with west hams hooligan element. The best book ive read about and by the hooligan gladiators themselves. Kicking off with the earliest newspaper reports from 1904, the west ham history book covers the most memorable games and legendary players, leading right up to the latest season. A new report by football ticket sales site shows footb. The inside story of glamorous lads, football hooligans and postsubculturalism this essay draws on the final report of a football hooligan memoir research project looking at the connection between deviant football hooligan literature and the history of british football hooligan. West ham and millwall, both originating in londons east end, have one of the most bitter and longstanding rivalries in english football history. In addition to the west ham pictures books we also have the following available. West ham icf the inter city firm icf is an english football hooligan firm mainly active in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, associated with west ham united. In this explosive book, cowens reveals the links between different hooligan groups around the country, how they communicate and how they organise. The name of the firm in the film, the green street elite, refers to green street in the london borough of newham, where west hams old home stadium, upton park was located.
There was one on the actual green street with west ham a few years back. The millwall bushwackers are the most notorious football firm associated with millwall football. Jul 22, 2015 whatever happened to the 1970s football hooligans. Hammers history, facts and figures from every day of the year on this day only 6 left in stock more on the way. Oct 27, 2016 the sickening message appears to have been posted by a fan claiming to be a chelsea headhunter on a west ham fans forum. In light of recent violence in rome, trouble at aston villa vs. My double life as an undercover hooligan by james bannon is the shocking true story of how policeman james bannon the author spent 2 years undercover and infiltrated the bushwackers, the notorious and violent football hooligans associated with millwall football club in the 1980s. And on the 6th day god created bobby moore revised.
In this new edition, all the faces of the west ham firm reveal their memories and. West ham book personalised edition historic newspapers. Personalised west ham united football book i just love it. Cass nonso anozie, centre and friends freeman leo gregory, left and prentice gavin brocker. Personalised west ham history book created from newspaper coverage at the time in premium gold embossed covers our most popular west ham book. In fact, most people in construction wouldnt normally swear in public or in front of children. Carol cass pennant born 3 march 1958, is an english writer and former football hooligan. I was a football hooligan for 30 years, and i loved every. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They scored first and we were the only three to stay sat down. I went to millwall vs west ham in the late 80s with my dad and his brother and his mate who was a millwall fan.
Former blues hooligan barrington patterson reveals the story of his battles with life in new book birminghammail load mobile. During the 1970s and 1980s the main era for organised footballrelated violence west ham gained further notoriety for the levels of hooliganism in their fan base and antagonistic behaviour towards both their own and rival fans, and the police. The boleyn ground in londons upton park has been the home of west ham united since 1904. Worth the look if you are interested in the history. Cardiff city fans were attacked in a pub by football hooligans from west ham united, who travelled to a match in bournemouth they were not even involved in, police have said. It was a period defined by illdiscipline in the west ham ranks and allen was never far away from a yellow card or worse. Were coming for you infamous chelsea firm called out west. It tells the story of cass pennant who has been there, seen it done for west ham.
The following books are recommended reading on the subject of football. There are probably large cardboard boxes full of whats written about football hooligans. Bill gardner born 29 january 1954 is an english football supporter, former football hooligan and coauthor of books on football hooliganism. Hammers history, trivia, facts and stats miscellany only 6 left in stock more on the way. On mayday 1982, arsenal prepared to take on west ham at highbury. West ham icf the firms the story of hooligan britain.
Best football hooligan books 2020 popular titles male. Among the thugs will be a book that wont let me forget it. Service crew the inside story of leeds uniteds hooligan gangs. Uk football hooligan books even though many people think of football hooliganism as a 1970s, 1980s and 1990s phenomenon, theres actually records and accounts as far back as the 1880s. The name came from the use of intercity trains used to travel to away games. Trevor brooking autobiography mayflower books, trevor brooking, west ham. The inside story of britains most violent hooligan gang.
Mar 10, 2015 world football i was a football hooligan for 30 years, and i loved every second of it. Whenever teams with decent hooligan sized followings go down there are fights in. How to personalise you can personalise your football book with any name of up to 22 characters over 1 line, which will be embossed on the front cover. Millwalls hooligans are regarded by their rivals as amongst the stiffest competition, with. It kept be gasping for air page by page from the alley chases and bar brawls, laughing out loud from the brilliantly timed interjections of humor, and shrieking to avoid reading another word of its in the book department, this has been a pretty great year.
Jun 10, 2016 nowfamous former hooligan cass pennant, of west ham icf, whose life was the subject of a critically acclaimed film in 2008 advertisement share or comment on this article. An irreverent unofficial history of west ham united weeks, david on. The man who sells a literature fanzine to west ham fans. The books title page can be personalised with any name up to 22 characters and a. West ham s icf inter city firm, leeds service crew, the bushwhackers of millwall and the baby squad of leicester city. Cass, which is based on the autobiography of former west ham hooligan cass pennant, is typical of the genre. Former birmingham city hooligan barrington patterson. An amazon search for hooligan books generates more than 20 pages of results. West brom and the alleged racist abuse committed by chelsea fans in paris, bleacher report reached out to infamous english hooligan andy nicholls, who has written five books revealing the culture of football violence, for his opinion on why young men get involved and. I loved everything about this book brilliant book loved reading the life story of bill. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Barrington patterson, better known as oneeyed baz, from birmingham citys zulus, is one of those photographed for a series of portraits of former football hooligans. Cass pennant is one of the hardest men ever to come out of the.670 1019 1391 929 865 1078 42 1306 144 322 763 409 888 661 398 1155 831 346 1375 116 916 713 1468 973 251 514 290 80 679 149 1364 812 31 688 199 1240 380 472 1151 89 771 899 531 382 1477 867 1240